If you’re suffering from blocked ears or suspect that there is excess wax in your ears, please book an appointment with Charlotte, our Audiologist.
An Audiologist is a specially trained professional in hearing health. They specialise in hearing care to diagnose any issues, offer treatment plans, and recommend aftercare. Audiologists evaluate, diagnose, treat, and manage all the hearing-related problems and balance disorders. Among the common hearing problems, they manage include.
Dizziness and balance
Hearing loss prevention
Recommendations for hearing aids and other assistive technology
If you experience something wrong with your ears, it is advisable to seek medical help from a hearing specialist. Almost everyone can benefit from visiting an Audiologist and establishing if they can benefit from having their ears cleaned and excess wax removed.
Ear Wax Explained
Earwax, also known as cerumen, is produced by glands in the ear canal. Although scientists are still not completely sure why we have earwax, it does trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from reaching and possibly damaging or infecting the eardrum. Normally, the wax dries up and falls out of the ear, along with any trapped dust or debris. Everyone’s ears produce ear wax, but the amount and type are genetically determined just like hair colour or height. Smaller ear canals may make it difficult for the wax our ears make naturally to get out of the canal. This can lead to wax impactions.
Symptoms of an earwax impaction can include:
Blocked or fullness sensation
Ringing in the ears.
In some instances, ear pain can be associated with excess compacted earwax, removing the wax will immediately help relieve this pain. Some individuals experience temporary tinnitus whilst there is earwax impaction and cleaning the ears would relieve those symptom. In the case of an occluded ear, hearing levels will often be restored after cleaning.
Charlotte uses several methods to remove a build-up of wax from your ears and will select the best approach to suit your individual case and ensure you are as comfortable as possible throughout.
Sometimes it is not possible to remove all the ear wax in one session, if this is the case a second session will be booked at half price and a third free of charge.
* Our fees vary depending on what type of treatment you require, please contact us for details. We accept payment by cash, all major credit & debit cards, excluding American Express. Alternatively, we are happy for you to pay via BACS. (Unfortunately, we are no longer able to accept cheques).
Please contact us for full details on private medical cover. For our cancellation policy please visit the Our Fees page.